Adam Scott Wins Genesis Invitational

The Aussie has now won in back-to-back starts after his Australian PGA Championship victory in December

Adam Scott Wins Genesis Invitational
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The Aussie has now won in back-to-back starts after his Australian PGA Championship victory in December

Adam Scott Wins Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott won his 14th PGA Tour title and returned to the world's top 10 with a two stroke victory at the Genesis Invitational.

The Aussie began the day tied for the lead with playing partners Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar, and a final round 70 (-1) saw him the victor at 11 under par.

He beat Kuchar, Sung Kang and Scott Brown by two, with McIlroy tied fifth alongside Matsuyama, DeChambeau, Homa and Dahmen.

"It's incredibly satisfying to win a tournament of this stature on a golf course of this stature," Scott said.

"It was a wonderful week, it was incredibly enjoyable just being here with the weather like this, the course in perfect condition and a great field.

"Even better to come out on top and kind of have your game really tested today. It was not easy and that was most enjoyable to kind of see that my game is holding up to that."

Scott's one under par 70 included a double-bogey on the 5th, which is the hole where Rory McIlroy's challenge faded with a triple-bogey 7.

McIlroy then bogeyed the next whilst Scott birdied it to surge ahead.

Rory will spend at least another week atop the Official World Golf Ranking and therefore equal Nick Faldo's record of 97 weeks as World Number One.

He has now opened 2020 with a T3 at the Farmers Insurance Open and T5 at the Genesis.

Watch: Highlights from Scott's final round -

Back to Scott and the Aussie turns 40 this year, and he revealed that he still believes his best years could still be ahead of him.

"My career is in a good spot, I guess," he said.

"You know, even before winning this week, I feel like physically and somewhat mentally I'm okay after 20 years out here.

"You know, I really do believe if I can maintain motivation and focus, the next five years can be my best years on tour.

"But it's easy to say those things, it's very hard to do.

"Maintaining that focus and that drive for long periods of time isn't easy, but I think I need that to achieve everything I -- to leave the game satisfied at some point.

"But they're pretty lofty goals, so this is a good start. It's one week out of the next five years."

Scott has now won 14 PGA Tour titles and is back inside the world's top 10 for the first time since May 2017.

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Genesis Invitational Leaderboard:

1 Adam Scott -11

2 Sung Kang -9

2 Matt Kuchar -9

2 Scott Brown -9

5 Rory McIlroy -8

5 Hideki Matsuyama -8

5 Joel Dahmen -8

5 Max Homa -8

5 Bryson DeChambeau -8

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV